BALTIMORE, Md. - This Saturday, Stevenson University's Wild Stang was one of a handful of Baltimore-area mascots, and the only one from the area's four NCAA Division III schools, who participated in "Meet the Mascots" at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards.
"Each and every one of the performers did an outstanding job representing their organization and it showed in the children from "Casey Cares" with their smiles of fun and enjoyment," said Deputy Director John Ziemann. "We at the Sports Legends Museum take great pride in advancing the art of being a mascot making the public aware of this great entertainment form."
Located in Baltimore, the Casey Cares Foundation provides ongoing, uplifting programs with a special touch to critically ill children and their families.
The program highlighted the art of being a mascot along with the rewards and hazards of the job as well as the extensive training involved.
Following the program, fans had a chance to meet and take photos with the mascots which included Poe (Baltimore Ravens), the Oriole Bird, Louie from Bowie (Bowie BaySox), Keyote (Frederick Keys), Ferrous (Aberdeen Ironbirds), Doc the Tiger (Towson) and True Grit (UMBC Retriever) as well as Rise and Conquer, the live Raven birds that live at the Maryland Zoo.
Located adjacent to the main gate of Oriole Park, Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards consists of 22,000-square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits profiling Maryland sports history, while celebrating and preserving the historic legacy of Baltimore-born Babe Ruth, the Baltimore Orioles and Colts and Baltimore Ravens, as well as local and regional sports at the amateur, collegiate and various professional levels.
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation owns and operates both Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards and the Babe Ruth Birthplace.